Indulge in a Culinary Fiesta at La Niña DIFC: A Review of Iberian Latino Delights

  • Dec. 26, 2023
Indulge in a Culinary Fiesta at La Niña DIFC: A Review of Iberian Latino Delights

Embark on a gastronomic journey at La Niña, situated in the bustling heart of DIFC – Dubai's culinary hub. Nestled in Icd Brookfield Place, this Iberian Latino haven offers a delectable fusion of flavors from the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) and Latin American nations, creating a diverse and satisfying culinary adventure. Despite being a recent addition to Dubai's food scene, the restaurant has swiftly become known for its rich and varied offerings with a festive touch.

The restaurant seamlessly blends contemporary Iberian and Mediterranean aesthetics, maintaining authenticity from the signage to the vibrant outdoor seating. Characterized by lively music, vibrant colors, and a lively atmosphere, La Niña exudes the inviting aromas of its flavorful cuisine, complemented by the friendly warmth of its staff.

Commencing the culinary experience are tapas-style starters, featuring dishes like Coco Lubina (wild sea bass ceviche with coconut and habanero dressing), Tartar de Atún (yellowfin tuna with habanero truffle dressing), and Bolinhos de Bacalhau (crispy cod fritters in piri-piri aioli). While the starters predominantly focus on red meat and seafood specialties, vegetarians can savor the house salad with cotija cheese, pumpkin seeds, diosa verde, and smoked chilli butter with fresh, warm bread.

For the main course, highlights include Berenjenas a la Parrilla (grilled aubergine seasoned with sesame seed and spring onions) and Frango Piri-Piri (lime-brined Spanish baby chicken for a zesty palate). The roasted salmon with achiote honey and poblano cream encapsulates the essence of simple and flavorful Iberian cuisine.

Concluding the culinary journey, we sampled the special Christmas dessert, Brazo Gitano, featuring a light Vanilla sponge roll with guava, white chocolate ice-cream, and spiced caramel sauce. La Niña offers a specially crafted New Year's Eve feast menu, allowing diners to relish festive dishes accompanied by the captivating sounds of the Cuban band, Latin Union Band, setting the stage ablaze with soulful melodies until January 3.